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Join us in leading the green building transformation

GBCSA membership is your gateway to the forefront of the South African built environment transformation. As a member, you have the opportunity to play a valuable role in shaping the future. Still, you also gain access to a wealth of services, opportunities, and cost-saving advantages.

Why should you become a GBCSA member?

GBCSA holds international recognition as a foremost authority on the sustainable built environment in South Africa. Your membership signifies your leadership and community involvement. Organisational Members also have the opportunity to showcase the GBCSA Member logo on their marketing materials.

Join our network for introductions to new leads, collaborators, and trade partners, fostering growth and business development.

Benefit from in-person events, webinars, and networking opportunities.

As a member, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to our wealth of industry knowledge, including

  • CPD Courses: Available online or in person through Planet Shapers.
  • Masterclasses and Workshops: Enriching sessions led by industry experts via GBCSA Academy.
  • Training Opportunities: Access training led by industry professionals.
  • Free Resources: Access to technical manuals, digital publications, research, and case studies.

Members enjoy preferential pricing in areas such as:

  • Professional training: Including CPD courses
  • Events: Including the Annual Green Building Convention
  • Project Certifications (Organisational members)

Organisational membership also means your employees can benefit from a range of discounts while supporting your skills development and green building goals. 

Exposure and connections through:

  • Partnership and Sponsorship: Collaborate on courses and events.
  • Editorial and Advertising: Showcased in +Impact Magazine.
  • Multi-Media Exposure: Featured on social media, newsletters, and multimedia.
  • Business Profile: Possible inclusion in GBCSA Members Product Directory

Members are key players in our dynamic community shaping a more sustainable built environment. You can:

  • Partner with GBCSA: Collaborate on green building development initiatives like awards, tools, and research.
  • Contribute and Collaborate: Play an active role in shaping new sustainability initiatives with like-minded peers.

As the experts in the ‘E’ of ESG, GBCSA is well equipped to support our members in achieving their goals. 

Use the expertise accessible to you as a member of GBCSA to support more meaningful and effective ESG reporting, as part of your green building journey.

Organsation members get +Impact Magazine showcasing the latest in local in global green building, delivered to their door bi-monthly.

A membership category to suit your needs

Organisational Membership

Ideal for companies, government departments, and organisations.

  • Total Employees: 1 - 5 Employees - R 4080.00
  • Total Employees: 6 - 20 Employees - R 12570.00
  • Total Employees: 21 - 50 Employees - R 24690.00
  • Total Employees: 51 Plus Employees - R 43840.00

Individual Membership

Designed for professionals acting in their individual capacity, including single consultant-businesses.

How to join

1

Register your profile on the Hub.

2

Select your membership category: Individual/ organisation.

If an organisation, you’ll also be required to select what type of organisation you are, and size based on specific criteria.

3

Complete your profile information (company details, contact details, website etc.)

4

Look out for an email in your inbox with your pro-forma invoice for membership fees.

5

Activation! Once your membership fees have been paid, your membership is automatically activated. Welcome to our member community.

Organisational categories

As an organisational member, you will fall into one of the below categories, and be charged according to specific size indicators. Please reach out to us for any further clarity on which category is best for your organisation.

TABLE A:

CategorySize measure
Property DevelopersAnnual Turnover
Investors, Owners, Property ManagersTotal Asset Value
Major Corporate Tenants & RetailAnnual Gross Rentals
Building ContractorsAnnual Turnover
Building Product Manufacturers & DistributorsAnnual Turnover
Professional Services: Architects, Designers, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, PM's, Consultants, LegalNumber of employees
Research, Higher Education, NGO'S & RegulatorsNGO or Research/Higher Education/ Regulators
Related Interests: Utilities, Financial, Insurance, etc.Annual Turnover
GovernmentLocal / municipal/ provincial/ state
Contact GBCSA to confirm your category

How can we help?

Do you have any questions on membership or membership categories? Please reach out to us for any queries. You can also view our Membership FAQ for answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Individual Membership

Designed for professionals acting in their individual capacity, including single consultant-businesses.

Organisational Membership

Ideal for companies, government departments, and organisations.

  • Total Employees: 1 - 5 Employees - R 4080.00
  • Total Employees: 6 - 20 Employees - R 12570.00
  • Total Employees: 21 - 50 Employees - R 24690.00
  • Total Employees: 51 Plus Employees - R 43840.00

Lisa Reynolds

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Lisa Reynolds is the CEO of the Green Building Council South Africa.

Lisa was the driver for the drafting of Energy Efficiency Standards and Regulations for Buildings and has been involved in Energy Efficiency since 2003. She serves on many committees in the SABS and within the energy management professionals’ space. She was President of the SAEEC from 2016 to 2019 and was the previous President of the ESCo (Energy Services Companies) Association. Lisa was instrumental in the formation of SAFEE (Southern African Females in Energy Efficiency) within SAEEC.

She has assisted the South African Government with its Green Building Framework policies, Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives and Energy Efficiency Strategies

Her passion for the “Green space” started with the birth of the Green Building Council in 2007. Lisa served on the Board and the Technical Committee of the GBCSA, as well as on several Technical Working Groups for Rating Tools and Criteria. Lisa. became CEO in June 2020.

Lisa has a BSc, an MBA and a CEM. Lisa’s awards include the 2007 ETA Award for Women, 2008 Individual Energy (SAEE), 2012 SABS Standards Writer Award; the 2014 Women in Energy (SAWIEN); and the 2016 Ian Lane Hall of Fame award.

Lisa is committed to growing the Green Economy within a Green Recovery.

Organisational categories

As an organisational member, you will fall into one of the below categories, and be charged according to specific size indicators. Please reach out to us for any further clarity on which category is best for your organisation

Property Developers

Annual Turnover

Investors, Owners, Property Managers

Total Asset Value

Major Corporate Tenants & Retail

Annual Gross Rentals

Building Contractors

Annual Turnover

Building Product Manufacturers & Distributors

Annual Turnover

Professional Services: Architects, Designers, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, PM’s, Consultants, Legal

Number of employees

Research, Higher Education, NGO’S & Regulators

NGO or Research/Higher Education/ Regulators

Related Interests: Utilities, Financial, Insurance, etc.

Annual Turnover

Government

Local/ municipal/ provincial/ state 
Contact GBCSA to confirm your category